On This Day

Deaths in History in January 1860

  • Jan 5 St John Nepomucene Neumann, 1st male US saint, dies
  • Jan 12 Martinus Niewindt, Dutch Bishop of Curacao (christened slaves), dies at 63
  • Jan 13 William Mason, American politician, dies at 73
  • Jan 24 James Pollard Espy, American meteorologist (Philosophy of Storms), dies at 74
  • Jan 27 János Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry), dies at 57
  • Jan 27 Thomas Brisbane, British soldier, administrator and astronomer, dies at 86